Quentin Tarantino says Marvel actors like Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are not real movie stars: ‘Captain America is the star. Thor is the star.’

  • Quentin Tarantino blames Marvel movies for why there are no longer any movie stars.
  • “Part of the Marvelization of Hollywood is you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” he said.
  • However, the director’s bigger issue is that superhero movies are “the only things that seem to be made.”

Quentin Tarantino doesn’t believe there are any movie stars in Hollywood anymore, and a big reason for that he says is because of the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Part of the Marvelization of Hollywood is you have all these actors who have become famous playing these characters,” Tarantino said on the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast (at the 1:09:52 mark) while promoting his new book “Cinema Speculation.” “But they’re not movie stars. Captain America is the star. Thor is the star.”

“I mean, I’m not the first person to say that, I think that’s been said a zillion times,” he added. “But it’s these franchise characters that become a star.”

The two-time Oscar winner said that the big reason why this happened is that Hollywood currently is only interested in making superhero movies and seemingly nothing else.

Quentin Tarantino.

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“My only axe to grind against them is they’re the only things that seem to be made,” he said. “And they’re the only things that seem to generate any kind of excitement amongst a fan base or even for the studio making them. That’s what they’re excited about. And so it’s just the fact that they are the entire representation of this era of movies right now. There’s not really much room for anything else. That’s my problem.”

Tarantino admitted in the chat that he doesn’t hate the MCU, it just would be nice if there were more options when going to the movies.

“Look, I used to collect Marvel comics like crazy when I was a kid,” Tarantino said. “There’s an aspect that if these movies were coming out when I was in my 20s, I would totally be fucking happy and totally love them. I mean, they wouldn’t be the only movies being made. They would be those movies amongst other movies. But, you know, I’m almost 60, so yeah. No, I’m not quite as excited about them.”

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